The founders of Accord Energy Solutions are committed to ensuring that the business is rooted in the community with a long term focus on both client and community relationships. 

As a highly profitable multi-million pound business we believe it is important to support both local and national initiatives that aim to improve the lives of others.  The Accord Charity Committee was founded to manage the distribution of the annual charity budget to worthwhile causes and comprises a number of employee volunteers.

All employees are encouraged to nominate a charity of their choice to receive a donation from the company in their name.  This can take the form of a cash donation or sponsorship for an event in which an employee or friend are participating.  This accounts for 50% of the annual budget.

Additionally, employees vote annually to select four "key" charities.  At the end of the year 40% of the charity budget is donated to these charities.

The remaining 10% of the budget is available for ad-hoc requests for charity support from outwith the company.

Accord’s Charity Donations for 2012/13

Accord’s Charity Committee’s first year has been a great success with 21 members of staff taking advantage of the “personal choice” donations. These donation requests were for a very diverse number of local and national charities, included individual sponsor giving pages. Several Kindles and a television were donated as raffle prizes at local fundraisers.

The remainder of the Accord charity budget has been divided between the staff nominated “Top Four” charities.  Archway, CLAN Cancer Support, Norfolk Wildlife Trust Cley Marshes Appeal and Save the Children each received a donation from the 2012/13 charity budget.